Health care win: A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit upheld the health care reform law on Wednesday. Our Marcia Coyle reports that the main opinion in the first appellate level ruling on the law was authored by former Supreme Court advocate and Bush appointee Jeffrey Sutton.
Confirmation Changes: The Senate confirmation process is still broken, but the Senate voted Wednesday to subject fewer nominees to it. By a 79-20 vote, the Senate reduced the number of executive branch appointees that need to be confirmed, according to The New York Times.
Coulda been: Richard Poff, the Virginia congressman who turned down an offer to be nominated to the Supreme Court in 1971, has died. As The Washington Post reports, Poff wanted to spare his family controversy over his past civil rights views. Lewis Powell Jr. ultimately got the nod.
Unfriending a Facebook Challenger: DLA Piper withdrew from representation of businessman Paul Ceglia, who claimed he owns more than 80 percent of Facebook. Facebook's lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher have accused Ceglia of "amateurish forgery" of documents that were supposed to support the claim, according to a report by The AmLaw Daily.